The librarians love collaborating with various departments! We recently worked with Physics teacher, Mr. Gerraputa, and collaboratively redesigned an assignment on space missions, shifting from a PowerPoint presentation as a final product to a more differentiated assignment, which encouraged student choice and creativity. In this assignment, we wanted to ensure that students had to synthesize their research in a way that would discourage plagiarism and encourage thoughtful synthesis of information. We also wanted to ensure more engaging student presentations when they eventually shared them in class.
Students had such a great variety of choices for their final products, including radio scripts, storyboards, and original newspapers/magazines, about their particular space mission. Enjoy some samples below!
Ms. Ferguson is one of the librarians at the Brooklyn Tech Library. We look forward to seeing you in the library!